OIM Controlling Emergencies – (7025)

What are the entry requirements?

Note: All evidence must be provided prior to any certificate being awarded

A formal declaration and supporting evidence from the learner’s employer confirming that the learner has achieved the performance criteria in Outcome 1 Maintain a state of readiness in the workplace, satisfied the
core essential knowledge criteria 1.7 and asset type knowledge requirements criteria 1.8 and that the learner has been deemed ready for formal assessment against outcomes 2 – 6

Medical entry requirements

Training activities contained within this Product may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be capable of participating fully.

OPITO approved Centres are therefore required, as a minimum, to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises the learner provides written confirmation that they deem themselves capable of undertaking all aspects of the training.

How is this Product assessed?

Learners will be assessed against the outcomes specified in accordance with the assessment guidance detailed in each unit.

Preparation of Emergency Response Scenarios
Scenarios must be prepared using relevant asset-specific information from the Safety Case and Emergency
Response Plan for the appropriate asset type(s) as determined by the Duty Holder.

Asset types are as follows:

  • Production Operations (Fixed)
  • Production Operations (Floating)
  • Drilling Operations (Fixed)
  • Drilling Operations (Floating)
  • Mobile/Floating Installations
  • Normally Unattended Installations (NUI)

What is the validity of this Product?

No formal expiry date, however, it is recommended that learners are re-assessed, as a minimum, every 3 years.

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OIM Controlling Emergencies


Product Code: 7025

Product type: OPITO Standard


Who is the Product for?


This Product is for personnel who have been deemed ready by their employer to be formally assessed in the role of an OIM, Deputy for OIM, or Emergency Deputy for OIM, during an emergency situation.

The oil and gas industry recognises that a major objective is to prevent incidents from occurring and, if they do occur, to control them and minimize their effect. It is important, therefore, to set common standards and to ensure that personnel are continuously trained, assessed and reassessed against these summaries of best practice.

Before employees can be assessed against standards they will require the knowledge and skills to enable them to carry out the tasks involved. This may require basic training, practice, relevant experience or regular
drills and exercises to be undertaken before an official assessment can be held.

This Product introduces and describes the competence statements, safety training and further practice for OIMs controlling emergencies. It also explains how competence shall be assessed and certified for this role.

It must be recognised that this document is only part of a broader training programme. There will also be company and installation-specific emergency response training most of which will be conducted offshore as
drills and exercises.

It is the responsibility of the Duty Holder to ensure the competency of the OIM Controlling Emergencies. A major factor in the judgment should be the performance of the OIM in controlling emergencies under simulated conditions according to this OPITO Product. It is however important to note that such simulated assessments should be firmly placed in the context of the overall process employed by the Duty Holder. This process should include the company selection, training and on-the-job appraisal and assessment procedures, the competence profile of the OIM or potential OIM together with the record of their past experience, particularly any experience of controlling real incidents or emergencies.


What does this Product cover?


This Product covers the formal assessment of the the learner in the role of an OIM during an emergency situation in a simulated environment.


How can you successfully achieve this Product?


To achieve the OIM Controlling Emergencies Competence the learner will need to complete the 1 mandatory unit.


What could this Product lead to?


This Product has no direct links to any other Product


Product Structure


To achieve the OIM Controlling Emergencies Competence the learner will need to complete the 1 mandatory unit.

Unit Code     Unit Title

OIS-196   –   Controlling Emergencies

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